Capella of Kent : One of several Buchanans built by Bill Sutton
On a visit to Whitehaven, Summer 2017, I was delighted to come across Capella of Kent with her previuosly sky-blue coloured hull painted white. She has the look of a fast and capable yacht, but her current owner, unfortunately, has been unable to make much use of her due to ill health. Planked in teak she remains a desirable boat, in need of cosmetic attention. When I saw her she was up for sale but I am delighted to report that she's now (April 2018) sale pending.
Sutton & Wiggins built a number boats to Alan Buchanan's designs including Vae Victis, Vendra, Bonnet Rouge, Capella of Burnham, Cavalier of Kent, Dauber and Scorpion of Wyke.
Capella of Kent, 2017
Capella of Kent Statistics
Built : 1964 by Sutton & Wiggins Ltd in Gt Wakering, Essex, England
LOA : 41' 3"
LWL : 28' 7"
Beam : 10' 5"
Draught : 6' 6"
Displacement : 15 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 307387
Signal Letters : 2KBZ
MMSI : 235006101
Sail : N° 2143
Capella of Kent Custodians & Home Ports
Unknown owner (2013-2018...) Cumbria, England
Dr DJ MacAuley (1975-2009-?) Bangor
WH Hawkins & A Hawkins (?-1965-1974) Rochester, England
Page last updated : April 2018